Hapwood is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in the settlement of Hopwood in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Hapwood belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
Early Origins of the Hapwood family
The surname Hapwood was first found in Lancashire
at Hopwood, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred
of Salford. "A family of the local
name was seated here for many centuries, probably from Saxon times. In 1359, Adam de Hopwood was one of the inquisition at Preston held before Thomas de Seton and others, justices, to determine a dispute between Henry, Duke of Lancaster, and Roger de la Warre. On the death of Dr. Robert Hopwood, in the early part of the eighteenth century, when the family became extinct, the estates passed to the Gregges, who assumed the additional name of Hopwood. Hopwood Hall is an old-fashioned house, pleasing in aspect and agreeable in situation, with tolerably extensive pleasure-grounds, tastefully laid out." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hapwood family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hapwood research.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1298 are included under the topic Early Hapwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hapwood Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hapwood has been recorded under many different variations, including Hopwood, Hopwoods, Hipwood, Hapwood, Hobwoods and many more.
Early Notables of the Hapwood family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Hapwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hapwood family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hapwood or a variant listed above: Edward Hopwood was one of the founders of Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Joe Hopwood settled in Barbados in 1635; Mathew Hopwood settled in Virginia in 1663..